Perhaps it’s the bold stage persona, the giggly disposition in interviews and all the glitz and glam that prevent people from viewing Jennifer Lopez as an underdog. But there is something to be said about a woman who has scratched and clawed her way to the top of the entertainment industry all while fighting off criticism from the press, the fans and even fellow entertainers. That is the story of Jennifer Lopez.
From the outside looking in, it kind of seems like Jenny from the Block has it all. The woman is a living legend, who casually rubs elbows with Donatella Versace and has dated some of the world’s most prolific men. So when she bares her soul and lets us into her world as she did in Halftime—the new Netflix documentary about her Super Bowl halftime show—and the primary response is vitriol, I feel it’s time to re-evaluate some things.